Banana-Oatmeal Power Cookies

These soft and tasty cookies are quick & easy to make.  Good to take on a hike! They were adapted from a Williams Sonoma recipe.


  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. ½ cup oatmeal
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. ¾ cup light brown sugar
  7. ¾ stick unsalted butter, room temp
  8. 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  9. 1 egg, room temp
  10. ½ cup chopped dried apricots or raisins
  11. ½ cup chopped walnuts


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees & lightly grease 2 baking sheets 

  1. Mix together the flour, oatmeal, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the brown sugar and butter until fluffy.
  3. Add the banana and egg and beat until blended.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture about ½ cup at a time.
  5. Stir in the apricots and the walnuts.
  6. Spoon the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
  8. Cook on baking sheets for about 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.

Yield:  makes about 24 large cookies

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